Konavle, the southernmost region of Croatia, derives its name from CANALIS (latin for canals, i.e. irrigation).
diverts water from the stream
waterwheels produce power from the moving water
Romans built the canals to bring water to Cavtat from Vodovađa. The canal's remains can still be seen.
water race for the waterwheel
the canal to the mill
the miller in country costume
stone grinding wheel
for grinding corn to cornmeal
the miller explains the process
grinding the corn
woven bag for the cornmeal
ready to go to the market
local fabrics on display
the water in the channel turns the wheel in the mill
and exits below
Some two dozen communities exist in Konavle today settled on the lands between Duboka Ljuta (roughly midway between Cavtat and Dubrovnik) and Ponta Oštra (Prevlaka point).
Cavtat on the Adriatic
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A nature's paradise, the whole region - starting from the slopes of the mount
Sniježnica and stretching all the way down to the rugged rocks overlooking
Adriatic - is rich in evergreens and Mediterranean vegetation.
cooking "under the dome"
(the meat is in a pot covered with a dome, on which the hot embers are placed)
house with a pigeon rookery at the back
(pigeons were raised for eating)
girl in country costume in Cilipi
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